A PEMBROKESHIRE engineering company that specialises in design and consultancy is expanding with the creation of 22 new jobs, worth nearly £1m in wages.

The expansion, following support from the Welsh Government is expected to create the jobs over five years, with an average salary of £42,000.

InSite Technical Services, based at the Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park, Pembroke Dock, provides engineering and design services to a wide range of clients in the oil, gas, metals, chemicals and renewable industries.

The company, located within the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone, has grown rapidly, nearly doubling its turnover in the last two years and has been awarded £160,000 funding support from the Welsh Government.

This will let the company move from its current premises at a Pembrokeshire incubation hub, to a new, company-owned, site and offices, set to take place at the end of March.

Founded after the closure of the Murco Pembrokeshire Oil Refinery, InSite has expanded from six founding directors in 2014 to its current workforce of around 80.

Jean Martin, managing director at Insite Technical Services said: “Since start-up in January 2015, the company has grown from a handful of engineers to a 50-strong team with over 20 supporting contractors and we are now poised to move to larger premises, to allow for further growth.

“InSite Technical Services provide engineering design services and operational experience to the energy sector in Wales, the UK and abroad. We have built our team from the engineering talent already in Pembrokeshire and West Wales, and now are recruiting from further afield.

“We’re proud to count the major sites on the haven among our customers, including the local refinery, oil storage terminals and both LNG sites. Our overseas consulting activities have taken us as far afield as Canada, Saudi and the UAE, and we have just placed an engineer for a longer-term contract in Switzerland.

“The support we receive from Welsh Government in managing that growth, including their Accelerated Growth Programme expert advice, has been critical to our success. We are also grateful to Pembrokeshire County Council, whose Bridge Innovation Centre has been the perfect base from which to launch our enterprise.”

Economy Minister Ken Skates said: “I am delighted that Welsh Government funding is enabling this thriving engineering company to create 22 highly skilled and well paid, new jobs in Pembrokeshire.

“InSite has an Economic Contract in place with the Welsh Government, which means they are committed to the principles of growth, fair work, health, skills and learning and decarbonisation and, of course, these are principles that are more important than ever as we prepare for life outside the EU.”